What does The Old Dam Community Band have to do with books? Nothing. But, I didn't finish my book because I was hosting The Old Dam Community Band from Newburgh at the library last night. What a treat!
The band was founded in 2000. Last night, there were about forty community members gathered together to perform a Christmas concert in the lobby at the library. Do you want to get into the Christmas spirit? Listen to community members who play brass, woodwind, or percussion instruments playing for the joy of it. Watch the faces of the children in the audience when they hear "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer" or the music from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Master of Ceremonies was Randy Wheeler, the voice of WIKY 104.1 radio. And, what a beautiful voice to introduce the history of the songs.
Sometimes, it's important to take a break. Listen to the music of the season, not on TV or a recording, but performed by musicians right in front of you, musicians who only play for fun and the love of the music. I'm ready to book them now for next year.
The band's website is http://www.olddamband.com